CARSTAR Franchise

Car repair

CARSTAR is a champion of the independent collision repair operators, consequently, CARSTAR is the largest automotive collision repair franchise in North America. The well publicized industry dynamitics: declining repair opportunities, acceleration in shops being de-selected from Insurance referral programs, excess repair capacity, increased competition from Multi-Shop Operators and Consolidators, and scarcity of skilled labor, has changed how the Independent Collision Repair Operator needs to conduct business. The CARSTAR Franchise program offers many solutions to these and other issues in which you and your business may be facing. We believe we are the champion for quality Independent shops, providing effective training solutions, staying involved in National and Local Industry Associations and developing sale and marketing programs to help our Franchisees compete in this turbulent market.

CARSTAR leverages the purchasing power of Driven Brands to provide tremendous benefits for our CARSTAR store owners. Nearly 50 corporately managed purchasing programs provide our CARSTAR partners on average $25,000 or more in cost savings and rebates. With larger volume stores easily surpassing that amount in rebates. Store owners also benefit from a national fleet program, top vendor partnerships and support from national service providers.

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a conversion
CARSTAR franchise is $23,500 to $165,300. This includes $10,000 to
$20,000 that must be paid to the franchisor or affiliate. The total
investment necessary to begin operation of a new (ground-up) CARSTAR
franchise is $298,200 to $804,300. This includes $10,000 to $20,000 that
must be paid to the franchisor or affiliate.

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How much does it cost to open a CARSTAR Franchise?

The investment required to open a CARSTAR Franchise is between $298,200-$804,300. There is an initial franchise fee of $20,000-$30,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the CARSTAR name.

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When did the first CARSTAR open? 1989
When did CARSTAR start Franchising? 1989

United States: Nationwide

Canada: Nationwide


On-The-Job Training: 12 hours
Classroom Training: 20 hours
Additional Training: Regional training, 1-2 days; Ongoing training at franchisee's location as needed

Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security/Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform

Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social media
Website development
Email marketing

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of Employees Required to Run: 8 - 9

To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at CARSTAR Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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440 S. Church St., #700
Charlotte, NC


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